August (i/ˈɔːɡʊst/ AW-guust) is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.
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... Redesignated 95 Bombardment Group, Heavy, on 20 August 1943 Inactivated on 28 August 1945 Redesignated 95 Bombardment Group, Very Heavy, on 13 May 1947 Activated in the Reserve on 29 May 1947 Inactivated on 27 June ... Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 June 1966 Redesignated 95 Strategic Wing on 8 August 1966 Activated on 8 August 1966 ... Scheduled to replace the 4082d Strategic Wing on 2 August 1966 Organized on 2 August 1966 assuming the resources of the 4082d Strategic Wing (inactivated) Inactivated on 30 ...
... August's birthstone is the peridot or onyx Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family ... The zodiac signs in August are Leo (until August 22)and Virgo (from August 23 onward) ...
1811) August 9 – Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810) August 11 – Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843) August 16 – Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Indian spiritual figure (b ...
... Rouge, Louisiana, Williams was killed under a Confederate charge on August 5 ... The final veterans were mustered out in August 1865 ... major, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Baton Rouge in August 1862 ...
... August – A farmers' revolt begins in the Midwestern United States ... August 1 – The second International Polar Year, an international scientific collaboration, begins ... August 2 – The first positron is discovered by Carl D ...
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- (noun): The month following July and preceding September.
Famous quotes containing the word august:
“Family ... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.”
—J. August Strindberg (18491912)
“Until, on Vinegar Hill, the fatal conclave.
Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
They buried us without shroud or coffin
And in August the barley grew up out of the grave.”
—Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)
“Theres no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadnt invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II½. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, its possible.”
—P.J. (Patrick Jake)